Hell realm

Redirected from Joyless realm

The worst of the three worse states of rebirth, comprised of eight hot hells, eight cold hells, and four neighboring hells, in which those reborn in any of them experience unrelenting pain. The Sanskrit term connotes that such realms are totally devoid of any joy.

Tibetan: དམྱལ་བ། dmyal-ba

Sanskrit: naraka

Pali: niraya

Synonyms: Joyless realm


Related terms

Top